I'm raising money to benefit Gifft Hill School and any donation will help make an impact. I’m raising money to repair the field, to repair fencing,purchase CCTV cameras and new soccer goals all destroyed by vandals The field serves all of the residents and schools on STJ This happened last night! Someone smashed through one gate to the field, tried to drive out through the other one, smashed one of the soccer nets that we had just replaced post storm to pieces, and destroyed the surface by doing donuts!! This is the only field on St. John. It is used by the children of our island who are our students as well as students at JESS and Christian Academy, and open to anyone that wants to use it. On any given evening or weekend there are people playing soccer, ultimate frisbee or baseball. The complete lack of respect for everyone in the community who uses the space is heartbreaking! If anyone knows who did this, please go to the police! This is not who we are as a community!
More information about Gifft Hill School Inc (Gifft Hill School): Gifft Hill School is a non-profit independent school that provides education to students in preschool through 12th grade on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. Founded in 1978, the school celebrates its' 40th year in 2018. Our mission is to educate, challenge, support and empower students to ignite their passion for learning in preparation for college, careers, and their roles as stewards of our island and global community. The school depends in large measure on donations from the immediate community and beyond. About 80 percent of the 140 students receives some tuition assistance. In September 2017, St John was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The cost of repairs at the school is in the region of $1.5m so work is being carried out as funding and scheduling allows.